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    Stumpjumper Disc for $1300 - Good deal or is there better bikes for the money?

    We found a Specialized Stumpjumper Disc for $1300 OTD at a LBS.

    Fox F90RL fork
    Avid BB-7's
    Avid FR-5 brake levers
    LX front derailleur
    XT rear derailleur
    LX shifters
    TruVativ Stylo crankset
    Shimano 520 SPD pedals
    Mavic X317 wheels

    Is there a HT with better components, new, for the money?

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    Looks like a pretty good deal. There will always be opinions on which brands/components are better, so I'm sure many will chime in.

    That said, I have an '06 Stumpjumper Disc and I love it. It was definitely the right bike for me, my size, the way I ride and the trails I frequent. I don't have to worry about upgrading anything right now... and can just wait until I break something before I consider a change in the basic dynamics. It's definitely a solid bike, as mine has been through a couple of nasty falls and crashes already. I think the bike usually fares better than I do...

    Ride it, see if you like it. Ride some other bikes in the price range and see if you like one more. Really, that's what it comes down to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareyH22A View Post
    We found a Specialized Stumpjumper Disc for $1300 OTD at a LBS.

    Fox F90RL fork
    Avid BB-7's
    Avid FR-5 brake levers
    LX front derailleur
    XT rear derailleur
    LX shifters
    TruVativ Stylo crankset
    Shimano 520 SPD pedals
    Mavic X317 wheels

    Is there a HT with better components, new, for the money?
    Time machine!

    My LBS has this exact same bike. New 2006 model. $1400. We're now in the 2008 model year. Is this a bargain???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffbeerman2 View Post
    Time machine!

    My LBS has this exact same bike. New 2006 model. $1400. We're now in the 2008 model year. Is this a bargain???

    I'd say; $1,200 would be a more realistic price for a 2006.

    FYI: in 2006 MSRP on this bike was $1,600
    Bikes: 13' Venge Pro Force, 13' Crux Elite, 12' Lynskey M290, 12' Co-Motion Speedster Tandem

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    yes there is a better deal out there, but it means buying on-line. I have this bike and it is a better bike for that price. http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...instocknow.htm

    Buying on-line is not for everyone and you cannot go wrong with a solid name brand bike from your local LBS.
    Run, Bike, Run.

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    Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh......... Hmmmmmmm............ No............ I'd take a Specialized over a Motobecane any day regardless of the price differance.
    Bikes: 13' Venge Pro Force, 13' Crux Elite, 12' Lynskey M290, 12' Co-Motion Speedster Tandem

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    And I would do the opposite. That is what makes this life fun and the reason there are more than one maker of any given product in the world.
    Run, Bike, Run.

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